Card Class

These three cards will be featured at tomorrow’s card class. I am quite pleased with the variation of designs and I look forward to demonstrating how easily they can be created. I prepare everything you need to make these beautiful cards in advance and we will put them together step by step If you would like to explore your creativity by attending my next card class or if would like to receive my monthly newsletter please let me know so that you don’t miss out on an opportunity…. thanks




Simple is best

We don’t take enough time out of our busy days to make people feel appreciated for assisting us with our workload. Whether it be personal or work related, a quick thanks, as we rush off, isn’t always enough. Sending or presenting someone with a card, even days later, just reinforces the fact that you appreciate what they have done for you.

A simple card without all the fuss works best. I made these cards by scoring some detailed lines for texture and effect. I then added some washi tape as a pattern and finally stamped a simple sentiment. Thank You, Congratulation or From the Heart. The insides were left blank so you can put your own spin on the message.

If you want to know more about how you can create or order a simple card, please contact me. I can show you how to make cards by hosting card making classes or I can create a set of simple cards for you to have on hand for your customers or your co-workers.


Celebrating a new house

When someone buys a new house, they are excited. I created these cute cards so that they could be presented in order to share in the celebrations.

The card front was embossed with a wood texture to represent the outside of the house and like any new house, we want to put our own stamp on it, so I added the paint colour using card stock and mini roller as a fun way to show that. I think they look adorable

If you would like to learn how to make unique cards or 3D Papercraft items, I offer monthly card making classes in my home. If you would like to host a class with your friends in your home, that can be done as well. As a hostess, you could earn valuable rewards to allow you to build up a crafting supply of your own and during Sale-a-bration each order of $60.00 or more earns you a selection of freebies.


When it’s time to retire

When someone retires, it’s also a time for everyone who works with them, to sign a card and wish them well. I was asked to create a unique retirement card and decided to create the card below. It is called a Dutch fold card. I used Very Vanilla card stock as the base and some very simple Designer Series paper (DSP). I matted each piece with Sahara Sand card stock, then decorated the front with a flower and butterflies.

If you have an interest in learning various card making techniques, please contact me for a schedule of upcoming classes. No experience required.

Front of the card
Inside Sentiment was created using the “Make a Difference” stamp set
Here is a picture of the card standing up on it’s own.


Cards can be fun to make

  • Sending Positive thoughts is a nice way to make some who is struggling smile. Of course the cute little frogs might help too
  • Cute little birthday card to bring a smile to someone’s face

Cards can be a fun way to send a message to make someone smile. These two cards are simple and fun to make. For more information on how you can also make these cute cards, please contact me


Free Gift card Kit

The picture below is just one example of an exclusive product of your choice, with a $60.00 dollar purchase. These adorable cards mimic a mailbox which includes a pull out card sticking out of the mail box in front. You can easily make these 8 cards (two designs) in the comfort of you own home since the kit includes everything you need. If you would like to check out all the great products Stampin’ Up! has to offer, just click on the link below.

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?culture=en-us&dbwsdemoid=2197642
Hostess Code – 7GKFQSNN


One Sheet Wonder

I love the one sheet wonder way of card making or at least the idea of it since I hadn’t tried it before now. Basically you take a 12 x 12 piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and cut it up in various ways to make approximately nine cards. There are numerous ways of doing this but after seeing Gez Carpenter’s designs I decided to make my own version.

Well I had some Christmas paper to use up so decided to follow the concept and created 12 cards as shown below. I cut out 12 4″ x 4″ squares of DSP and matted them. I then took 12 blank cards made from thick white card stock and placed them in various locations on the front of the cards. I then embellished them with what I had on hand to “fancy” them up.

I used the Snow is Glistening stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to create the sentiment which is the same on each card. I was able to create six portrait and six landscape cards with this method and each one is unique. Time wise, it only took me a couple of hours to have a dozen cards made up to give to friends and bring a smile to their face.

My Take on a one sheet wonder template